What is Operation Christmas Child?

The Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, collects shoebox gifts—filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, has collected and delivered more than 178 million shoebox gifts to children in more than 160 countries and territories.

How do I pack a shoebox? Click Here

What can I put in a shoebox? Click Here

Concord OCC boxes are due on Sunday, November 15.

National Collection Week is November 16-23.

For outside organizations and people (not Concord members) who would like to drop off boxes at our National Collection Week site, be watching for more information on times when the drop-off site will be open.


Contact Nichole Bethards at 573-893-2876.